Same & Different: Pocketful of Change

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A: 5 quarters, 6 dimes, 3 nickels and 5 pennies. B: A dollar bill, 3 quarters, 1 dime, 3 nickels and 5 pennies.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that shows money. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.